Dust: An Elysian Tail

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Dust: An Elysian Tail
Dust: An Elysian Tail cover
Humble Hearts
macOS (OS X) Ethan Lee
Linux Ethan Lee
Microsoft Studios
Windows XNA
OS X, Linux FNA
Release dates
Windows May 24, 2013
macOS (OS X) December 17, 2013
Linux December 17, 2013
Dust: An Elysian Tail at Wikipedia

General information

Official website
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SavedGames\DustAET\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/DustAET/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.
Save games are cross-platform.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Cloud sync is not cross-platform.

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always enabled.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Enable Variable Refresh to remove 60 FPS cap.[1]
Color blind mode
Enable in settings.
A character mentions the color of certain gates to progress.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput only on Windows.
See Engine:FNA for OS X and Linux configuration details.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
DualShock only on OS X and Linux, Windows through unsupported FNA beta branch.
Can be forced on by setting the environment variable DUST_FORCE_PS4=1.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
DualShock 4 light bar support
Linux only. See DualShock 4 light bar support.[2]

DualShock 4 light bar support[edit]

Dust: AET for Linux supports the DualShock 4 light bar. The light bar will change to Dust's color and will change colors when using the Dust Storm as well as when leveling up. To access this feature, refer to the FNA user documentation.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Use Borderless Gaming.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.
Language choice is not offered in game, instead it's automatically chosen based on the system language. To force using a certain language, remove the language folder from the installation folder. Alternatively on Windows, use the following patch.

Issues fixed[edit]

No voice during intro (Windows)[edit]

No voice audio during introduction, caused by codec or Windows Media Player issue.[3]
Reinstall Windows Media Player[3]

Game not starting (Windows 8)[edit]

Set compatibility mode[citation needed]
If the game process ends right away try starting the game in compatibility mode
  1. Right-click the program's icon and choose Properties.
  2. In the Properties dialog box, click the Compatibility tab and then check the Run program in compatibility mode for box and choose Windows XP (SP3).
  3. Click OK
Reinstall XNA 4.0 Redistribuable[citation needed]
If the game process ends right away but compatibility mode doesn't fix it, reinstall Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0 Refresh from Microsoft (bundled one is corrupted).

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista 7
Processor (CPU) 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core 2 Duo
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 10 compatible
Shader model 3 support
Nvidia GeForce 9600GT
ATI Radeon HD 5000
Controller Keyboard Mouse & Keyboard; XInput-compatible gamepad
Other Windows Media Player
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8 Mountain Lion 10.8.5, 64-bit
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz or equivalent Quad Core CPU
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 3.0 (or 2.1 with ARB extensions) compatible OpenGL 3.2 compatible
Controller Keyboard Mouse & Keyboard; Gamepad
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit glibc 2.15+, 64-bit
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz or equivalent Quad Core CPU
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 3.0 (or 2.1 with ARB extensions) compatible OpenGL 3.2 compatible
Controller Keyboard Mouse & Keyboard; Gamepad
Other S3TC is NOT required S3TC texture support


  1. How to remove 60 FPS lock? :: Dust: An Elysian Tail General Discussions
  2. Verified by User:Soeb on 2015-12-01
  3. 3.0 3.1 No voice intro. :: Dust: An Elysian Tail General Discussion